Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
in newtown, connecticut. but vice president joe biden is expected to deliver his recommendations to the president tomorrow is holding one last meeting today with a dozen house democrats. as the gun control discussion takes center stage on capitol hill, the white house is already saying it will put its full force behind those proposals including what could be the toughest fight, the call to revibe the assault weapons ban. >> assault weapon ban is a tough one because it's hard to define what assault weapon is. and if we're just defining it by what it looks like, that doesn't do much for me. >> you think you have enough on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when the president takes all the powers off, willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions -- you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> instead of dividing ourselves as a country along partisan lines let's come back to
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am EST
previously banned by a law that expired in 2004. it was first initiated and passed by joe biden. he is the right person for the president to have appointed to come up with what we should do next. regulating assault weapons certainly falls within the bounds of the second amendment. so does everything else we are urging. this is not a constitutional question. it is a question of political courage. the supreme court -- the one that defines what the constitution means and says -- has ruled that reasonable regulations are consistent with the second amendment. when the gun lobby raises the second amendment, it is nothing but a red herring. it is time for second amendment defenders in congress to call them on it. the three measures i just mentioned, we will require leadership from both the president and members of congress. there are other steps that president obama can take without congressional approval. at any time he chooses, with just the stroke of a pen. vice president biden understands this, and we hope his recommendations will include at least these four steps we have urged. first,
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
've been they're out of the vaccine. that's frustrating. >>> vice president joe biden is expected to recommend new gun control measures on tuesday. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >>> unusual weather across the country. arctic air is putting california crops at risk and this cold snap could drive up grocery prices. >> everybody in the citrus business right now is worried. >>> best motion picture drama. the golden globe goes to "argo." >> best director, ben affleck. "argo." >> thank you all very much. >> i just have a sudden urge to say something that i've never really been able to air in public. i am single l. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut, are facing a decision one month after the shooting. should the building be torn down? >>> people are hunting pythons in florida. they can win prizes called the python challenge. >> we're poking and hoping. >> all that -- >>> and it is good! and the atlanta falcons will play in the nfc championship game. what a catch! vereen has his third touchdown.
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
at happening now those questions. jon: sounds good. heather touched on it. vice president joe biden presents his plan to curb gun violence to president obama tomorrow. one city is apparently not waiting around for washington act. chicago quickly becoming ground zero in the debate on gun control. that city saw more than 500 murders last year, prompting mayor rahm emanuel to take action with a gun control plan of his own. steve brown is live in chicago right now, but i guess mayor emanuel is not. he is in d.c. today suggesting democratic strategy to try to get gun control accomplished, is that right, steve? >> reporter: in a sense yes, it was part of the discussion at a public revent held in washington that mayor emanuel took part in. local press was made aware of it well in advance. it touches on the city's most dramatic problem which is gun violence in this city. you mentioned over 500 homicides. just this past weekend, three more homicides, two of them teachers, all gun related. emanuel suggested in the d.c. forum the best course of action for greater gun control measures is to force the ho